Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
later. we really don't have that much leverage there because those rates go up by operation of law december 31st. i would focus on areas we have more leverage on." so why would the president agree to raise that limit by a dollar when you have so many republicans that -- >> i don't think you have so many republicans. that was one statement and the context was what is realistic as a deal given the president's adamant position he wouldn't compromise on anything above $200,000. let's just get back to the theory because chuck had it right the first time. the more people you sweep up in this big tax increase, the worse it will be for economy and small business and for workers. let me point out two interesting statistics. over half of the dividends paid by corporations go to people 65 years of age and older. in fact, a majority of adult americans own stock or -- let me just make this point, so when the dividend rate goes up to 68.6%, which is the combined corporate and dividend rate, "a," corporations aren't going to pay dividends, and, "b," if you are one of those seniors who get it you'